St. John’s University men’s soccer adds two 2019 recruits
(Via St. John’s University) – Already set to return plenty of talent from its 2018 squad, the St. John’s men’s soccer team has added a pair of European standouts to its roster for next fall, as Einar Tunheim Lye and Nuno Reigones have enrolled at the University and will suit up for the Red Storm next season.
Tunheim Lye comes to Queens from Norway while Reigones makes his way to The Big Apple from Portugal.
Tunheim Lye, a 6-foot-3 midfielder, played for Bryne FK in Norway’s second division before making the decision to head overseas.
“Einar comes from a good pedigree of soccer,” said Masur. “He played in Norway, played at a reasonable level, the highest amateur level and got many games in with the men’s team. He played multiple positions and can play wide or in the center midfield. He’s very good on the ball. He’s got good awareness, shares the ball really well and works really hard. We’re fortunate and excited to have him.”
Tunheim Lye plans to pursue a degree in economics while at St. John’s.
Reigones, a 5-foot-11 midfielder who also has extensive experience on the back line, most recently played for the U19 team of Sporting da Covilha in his hometown of Covilha, Portugal.
“Nuno is a more industrious player, gets up and down the flank, more of a wide player, provides quality in the attacking third with crosses and some craftiness in and around the box,” said Masur. “He’s got a really good energy for the team. So both guys will help to immediately give us a little uptick in quality and also in our energy level.”
Reigones will study sport management while at St. John’s.
Both Tunheim Lye and Reigones both have three seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining.